Labor to progress removal of anti-discrimination exemptions for LGBTI kids

Labor will introduce a Private Members Bill to remove exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 that allow religious schools to discriminate against LGBTI students.

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Dutton puts visa cancellation system at risk

Today’s revelations that Peter Dutton’s capacity to make decisions as a Minister and cancel visas is being challenged in the Federal Court shows the cost of the Morrison Government’s refusal to refer Mr Dutton to the High Court.

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Liberals in chaos over National Integrity Commission

Today’s farce over a National Integrity Commission is more proof of how divided, chaotic and out of touch Morrison and his Liberals are.

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Home Affairs forced into humiliating backdown

According to reports today, state and territory Attorneys-General have forced the government into a humiliating backdown, ordering Peter Dutton’s Department to reverse a ruling that could have let foreigners charged with serious crimes escape scot-free.

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ALRC move to Brisbane

This morning, hidden at the bottom of a press release from the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Nationals about regional decentralisation, the government announced the Australian Law Reform Commission would be moved to Brisbane.

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Time for action on a National Integrity Commission

Today, the Leader of the Opposition has written to the Prime Minister urging him to agree to a bipartisan taskforce, led by the Attorney-General and Shadow Attorney-General, to create a National Integrity Commission.

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Dutton ready to let criminals escape justice

All eight state and territory Directors of Public Prosecution have been forced to issue a warning that Peter Dutton’s Department is ready to let criminals return to their home countries without facing justice, according to reports.

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Turnbull considered the NIC - so where is Morrison?

Revelations last night that former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was planning to introduce a National Integrity Commission before being rolled show the deep divisions within the coalition on this important issue.

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Labor to move Senate inquiry on LGBTI student and staff discrimination

Labor will hold the government accountable to its pledge to remove discrimination against LGBTI children in schools, with an inquiry to progress this issue in light of stalling by the Morrison Government.

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Appointment of Brigadier Cheryl Pearce to command UN Peacekeeping force in Cyprus

Labor joins with the Government in congratulating Australian Defence Force Brigadier Cheryl Pearce as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

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